My 28 intentions for 28 days.
We know what we use. We like what we use. We’ve spent years and years cultivating and curating a collection of perfumes, foundations, deodorants, lotions, detergents, and all of our toiletry goodies. Now we’re told these things could be causing an imbalance in our hormones, a disturbance in our thyroid, and even cancers that are becoming more prevalent. One of the hardest changes I had to make, next to food, was getting rid of the products that were causing harm to my body.
I believe Jesus is in every answer I’ve found. I believe he is in the SSRI’s I take each morning, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Functional Medicine. I believe he created the oils I anoint my body with daily. I believe he lead me to my husband even though neither one of us actively pursued a relationship with him at the time. I believe he held me through every panic attack and depressive episode. I believe he held me when my dad left. I believe he carried me through parts of my life I can’t even remember. I believe he healed the wounds on my heart and the wounds I made on my own skin. I believe he brought me through this journey so that I can be there for all of you. I also believe he is MINE and I am HIS.
I want to spill out this knowledge I have within me. I want to share every detail of what I’ve learned. I want to learn more. I want to give as much as I can and I want to do as much as I can. However, I am so tired. I’m not physically tired, though. Sleeping doesn’t make it better. I’m emotionally and mentally tired. I have never grasped good coping skills. I can’t understand self-care. I get the fundamentals, but I don’t actually know that I’ve found what recharges me.
I am an expert at a lot of things. I know how to wear a Ninja Turtle onesie while watching The Office. I am especially skilled at forgetting clothes in the washing machine and having to run it again. My skills for forgetting someone’s name as soon as they tell it to me are unmatched. However, I am not an expert at any of the things I’m about to share with you. This is just my life, my story, and my crazy self trying to get healthy.
Well, first of all, make sure you've already read part I. Then move on to step two:
Step 2. Identify those areas that are struggling and just pick one, or pick one thing from each one to start to change or focus on. Examples of what I did: